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11.01.18 | Nuvo Pharmaceuticals acquires global rights for Head Lice Treatment

Nuvo Pharmaceuticals announced that it had acquired the global rights for Resultz, a head lice treatment from Piedmont Pharmaceuticals.

15.12.17 | Alliance Pharma buys the head lice treatment Vamousse from Tyra Tech for $13m.

The speciality pharmaceutical company, Alliance Pharma has added Vamousee to its portfolio after agreeing to buy the pesticide-free head lice treatment from Tyra Tech for $13m (£9.6m).

15.12.17 | Safety, Efficacy, and Physicochemical Characterization of T. crispa Ointment

A new study investigating a community-based pediculicidal ointment, Tinospora crispa, has revealed that T. crispa pediculicidal ointment is safe, effective and has acceptable physicochemical characteristics.

22.02.17 | Assessment of oral ivermectin versus shampoo in the treatment of pediculosis

A study conducted in two neighbouring villages of Sine-Saloum, Senagal, analysed the effect of using oral Ivermectin and shampoo in the treatment of pediculosis and revealed that whilst oral ivermectin is more highly effective in treating pediculosis compared with shampoo, ivermectin resitance may emerge during treatment.

15.05.17 | A randomized clinical study comparing a head lice shampoo, (Licener®) with an anti-head lice product containing dimethicone (Jacutin® Pedicul Fluid)

A new study conducted between July and November 2016 in households of two villages in Egypt compared the safety and efficacy of a shampoo-based head lice treatment (Licener®) with an anti-head lice product (Jacutin® Pedicul Fluid) via a randomized and controlled clinical study.

11.01.18 | In vitro efficacy of five essential oils against Pediculus humanus capitis

A new study has assessed the in vitro efficacy of five essential oils against adults of Pediculus humanus capitis using a contact filter paper toxicity bioassay and revealed that Clove oil diluted either in coco oil or sunflower oil demonstrated the best adulticidal activity reaching over 90% within 2 hours in lice submitted to a 30 minute contact.

11.01.18 | The unusual reproductive system of head and body lice (Pediculus humanus)

A new study has conclusively established for the first time that both head and body lice reproduce through paternal genome elimination (PGE), an unusual genetic system in which males transmit only their maternally derived chromosomes.

11.01.18 | In vitro Investigation of the Pediculicidal Activities of the Volatile Oil Components of Some Medical Plants Raised in Turkey

A new study aimed at assessing the in vitro pediculicidal activities of volatile oils extracted from 10 medical plants raised in Turkey has revealed that the volatile oil extract (Rosmarinus officinalis) from the rosemary medical plant was more effective than the other oils.

15.12.17 | Prevalence of Pediculus capitis in school children in Battambang, Cambodia

A new study investigating head lice prevalence in Cambodia has found an overall prevalence rate of 44.3% among school children living in the Battambang.

03.10.17 | Detection of bacterial pathogens including potential new species in human head lice from Mali

A new study has assessed the occurrence of bacterial pathogens from head lice collected in two rural villages from Mali, and identified for the first time, the presence of the DNA of two pathogenic bacteria, namely Coxiella burnetii (5.1%) and Rickettsia aeschlimannii (0.6%) detected in human head lice.

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